Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Time Will Come (25): Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme started by Books for Company which spotlights books that have been sitting unread on our shelves for too long.*

Want to join in?
- Pick a book you have been meaning to read
- Do a post telling us about the book
- Link the post up in the linky at Books for Company
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Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea, crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner. 
What's a beauty queen to do? Continue to practice for the talent portion of the program - or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan - or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up? 
Welcome to the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Your tour guide? None other than Libba Bray, the hilarious, sensational, Printz Award-winning author of A Great and Terrible Beauty and Going Bovine. The result is a novel that will make you laugh, make you think, and make you never see beauty the same way again.
It's a shame I haven't had time for this novel yet because I love all things Libba Bray and I know this would be no exception. I even got this one signed when I met her so I really need to read it. I've heard pretty good things about it and I love that it shows her silly side which is often shown on her blog!

What's on your shelf that's been sitting there too long?


  1. This book is on my shelf as well, I haven't had the time to read it.
    SarahS. @ WondrousReadings

  2. Yep, life is very strange when we feature the same book on the same week for The Time Will Come :) I hope you can read it very soon, and yeah for it being signed! Merry Christmas and happy reading!


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